Welcome Baby Card

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There will soon be a new baby boy on my husband’s side of the family–the first great-grandson for my in-laws!  We are all looking forward to the impending arrival of this little one, due in late June or early July.  I made this sweet baby card for my niece’s baby shower last week using my Cricut Explore and Design Space.  The phrase can be found on The First Few Years Cricut cartridge and the rest of the shapes are on the Baby Steps cartridge.  I colored the stars and the Welcome Baby phrase with a clear Wink of Stella Brush pen, and filled in the cheeks and nose with a colored pencil blended with a blender pen.  I used paper from DCWV The Little Mister paper pack for the background panel.  This card came together quickly after I arranged it on Design Space.

Can hardly wait to meet this little one!


Welcome Baby

Happy Birthday, Crafty Sister!

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Today is my crafty sister’s birthday so I am sharing the card I made for her.  I decided to try a new technique that I have not done before.  I was inspired by a YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire from quite some time ago.  She always has beautiful and creative cards to share with her followers!  I used 3 stamps from Close To My Heart along with CTMH Lagoon and Goldrush Exclusive Inks and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pale Tomato, to create the diagonal lines.  I think it turned out fairly well for my first effort, considering that I did not use a ruler and I suffer from double-vision! Lol!   I think next time I will use a gridline. 🙂  I added Studio Calico wood veneer arrows and a heart which I colored in the same inks used for stamping, and embossed the sentiment with Zing Embossing Powder in Rouge.  The panel was adhered with adhesive dimensional squares to the golden yellow cardstock from DCWV.

Happy birthday, Laurie!  Love you!



Christmas Cards 2013

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How appropriate to post pictures of my Christmas cards on this cold and snowy Nebraska Sunday!  Every year I am less and less a fan of winter weather, but I have to admit that it is really beautiful outdoors… The first set of cards I made using old Die Cuts With a View paper, some tags and labels from Recollections, ribbons from my stash, and dimensional stickers from K & Company.  I love the “old fashioned” feel of these designs!

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The next design uses paper from the Authentique “Wonder” collection.  I stamped and heat embossed the tree, then added Stickles.  I mounted the tree on a shaped frame and shadow cut with my Cricut.  I also embellished the card with enamel dots and added a ribbon.









The next cards are made with “Winter Wonderland” paper from My Mind’s Eye and some dimensional Santa stickers from Recollections that I mounted on two layers of scalloped circles.  I used strips of washi tape from this paper collection as well.  I think they turned our fun and whimsical!

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The next card was a bit frustrating, but I like the final results!  I cut the angel from the Cricut cartridge A Quilted Christmas.  The cuts are fairly intricate and I had to poke out a lot of little stuck on pieces from my angels.  I used glossy paper from my stash.









The final cards were very fun to make!  I used the Cricut Craft Room to weld the ornament cut to a rectangle.  I placed strips of glitter tape from American Crafts behind the cutout for “stripes” on the ornaments, then added a ribbon bow on one design and a gold thread bow on the other design.  I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white layer with a snowflake folder.  The background paper was from Die Cuts With a View and Recollections.  I think these cards are very festive!  Thanks for looking!  Laurie

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Thinking About Babies These Days…

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With my first grandchild expected to make his arrival soon, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about babies!  I also know lots of other expectant parents right now so I made some baby cards to have on hand. The first card was based on a design I saw on Pinterest.  I used the baby in a carriage cut from the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge and old Die Cuts With a View paper.  I added ribbon from my stash, embellished the cuts with Stickles, and stamped a cute face with Peachy Keen Stamps.







The next card has lots of embossing done with my Cuttlebug.  I made the frame from the Elegant Edges cartridge and the papers were from my scrap box.  It is a simple design that I think turned out very cute in both the boy and girl card.

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The final card can be for a boy or a girl.  I cut the letters and shadow with my Cricut and embellished with stickers from my stash.  The paper was from Die Cuts With a View and I heat embossed sentiments for the inside of the card.  As always, if you would like to order any of these cards, see our contact information under the “About” tab at the top of the page.  Thanks for looking!   Laurie

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Get Well Cards

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Here are the Get Well cards I included in the card collection for the silent auction (see previous post).  I used old Die Cuts With a View paper, sticky ribbon from American Crafts, and  the Phrases Cricut cartridge.  The tea cup on the first card is a holder for a tea bag or package of hot cocoa or whatever!

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Back to School Gift and Cardz TV Challenge

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Since I retired from teaching last spring, I have been thinking a lot about my former colleagues and friends who are starting a new school year.  I decorated a coffee can with school themed papers from Die Cuts With a View and filled it with chocolates.  Every teacher can use chocolate, especially during the busy “getting ready for the new year” days!  I am entering this project in CARDZ TV GO-TO GALZ CHALLENGE #32 “BACK TO SCHOOL” http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/2013/07/cardz-tv-go-to-galz-challenge-32-back.html   Thanks for looking!   Laurie